Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing guidelines put in place by the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention, Pride celebrations look a little different this year. Hitting the streets with your queer community is, unfortunately, not totally safe right now. But just because you can't march or celebrate IRL, doesn't mean you have to skip out on the celebration and solidarity Pride Month is all about. This new normal just means you have to think outside the box a bit, and knowing how to celebrate Pride based on your zodiac sign can be a great way to inspire your personal Pride party.
For some signs, this might mean recreating the party atmosphere they love in their own homes. For others, it'll be an opportunity for reflection and growth. And of course, for creative signs, a Pride Month spent in quarantine's the perfect time to create and appreciate the artistic contributions of queer people. With that in mind, here's the Pride Month celebration you'll love, based on your astrological sign.
Aries (March 21 — April 19): Attend an online dance party.
For bold Aries, the best way to celebrate is to throw yourself into a new and exciting physical activity. Hopping into a Zoom dance party with other queer folks is the perfect (and a safe) way to celebrate Pride. If anyone can turn the living room into Club Quarantine and thrive, it’s Aries.
Taurus (April 20 — May 20): Decorate your home with queer art.
Taurus has a deep appreciation for aesthetics, and their nesting nature means their surroundings often both influence and reflect their inner life. This is why taking the time to introduce more queer art into their home (or making some themselves) will be especially effective in helping them get into the Pride spirit and carry it through the rest of the year.
Gemini (May 21 — June 20): Host an LGBTQ+ trivia night online.
Gemini craves social interaction, so they love the connections they have with other queer folks during Pride month. They also enjoy a little healthy competition between friends, so don't be surprised if Gemini suggests hosting a trivia night on Zoom to bring people together and have a little LGBTQ-themed fun.
Cancer (June 21 — July 22): Bake all the rainbow color treats.
Cancer tends to be a bit more of a homebody, so being in quarantine, though not ideal, is not as hard for them as it may be for other signs. They enjoy simple pleasures around the house, like baking, so the arrival of Pride Month is the perfect chance to try out all those rainbow-themed recipes they've been adding to their Pinterest board throughout the year.
Leo (July 23 — Aug. 22): Bless Instagram with all your new Pride-themed looks.
For proud Leo, one of the best things about Pride is getting to dress up in their most extra and sexy rainbow gear and hit the streets to be admired. That's not an option this year, but fortunately, there's always social media. Leo can spend the whole month experimenting with new looks to show off to all their online followers.
Virgo (Aug. 23 — Sept. 22): Watch an LGBTQ-themed documentary marathon.
If Virgo's going to be stuck at home throughout Pride Month, you can bet they're going to make their time as productive as possible. This is their chance to lean into learning about their community and its history by watching as many LGBTQ-focused documentaries as possible.
Libra (Sept. 23 — Oct. 22): Get into online drag shows.
Libra loves to turn heads at the party, so of course they love drag. And while they can't go to any shows IRL at the moment, they don't have to give up their favorite art form thanks to all the many, many drag shows happening online right now.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 — Nov. 21): Host a sexy queer book club.
For sexually liberated Scorpio, this year's Pride is going to be about exploring their favorite erogenous zone: their mind. One great way to do that is to host a book club with friends (and potential future lovers) online. The theme: Lesbian pulp fiction, starting with Odd Girl Out.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 — Dec. 21): Seek out funny queer art.
For freedom-loving but optimistic Sagittarius, all this staying at home is hard, but it won't break their spirit. They're getting through it with laughter. Discovering queer artists and writers (like Hannah Gadsby, Trixie Mattel, or David Sedaris) is how they'll embrace season and keep a smile on their face.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 — Jan. 19): Commit to political action.
Capricorn is highly driven and goal-oriented, so sheltering in place has not been easy for them. However, it does offer them a unique opportunity to slow down, figure out what matters to them, and put it into action. That's why Capricorn is likely to become even more politically active than ever this year, fighting to improve the lives of their fellow LGBTQ+ folks.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 — Feb. 18): Start a queer zine.
If Aquarius hasn't already started their own zine, then this is the month it's finally going to happen. Get ready for some insight into the unique and queer (in every sense of the word) mind of Aquarius in cut-and-paste form.
Pisces (Feb. 19 — March 20): Watch a romantic LGBTQ+ movie marathon.
For a true romantic like Pisces, Pride month is a great time to indulge in their favorite movie genre, queer romance. It's time to revisit all the old classics — But I’m A Cheerleader, Blue is the Warmest Color, and The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls In Love — and then find some new ones to love like Portrait of a Lady on Fire or Pariah. Just make sure you have those tissues handy.
Sure, this may not be the same way you've celebrated Pride in the past, but if there's anything this month represents, it's the strength, beauty, and (above all else) resilience of queer folks, who persevere and thrive no matter what. In other words, you may have to take precautions and stay at home this year, but even then, you can't quarantine Pride.